Revolution Two Photo Theme

This Revolution Two Photo theme for WordPress is 2-column, widget-ready, fixed width. The Revolution Photo theme is available in black or white color scheme. It is beautifully designed and geared towards photography with the capability to show 600×400 high quality images. Thumbmail images that display across the bottom as recently viewed photos also autosize. [Read more...]

Revolution Themes 25% Off – Last Chance!

As many of you know, Brian Gardner recently announced that Revolution is going open source. What does that mean for the current 10 Revolution themes? It means that you will no longer be able to purchase them as of 12:00 midnight, October 31st. From now until October 31, you can purchase any Revolution theme for 25% off. This is a fantastic deal and your last chance to purchase any of the current themes. [Read more...]

Papercut News Theme from WooThemes

Papercut News theme is the latest WordPress theme from WooThemes and it is really feature packed. The Papercut theme has even more features than the standard features found in other WooTheme themes. Before I get into that, first take a look at the design. I love it! The colors are nice and it sports a grungy look in a well-organized design. This premium WordPress theme comes to you with 5 colors, alternating stylesheets, built-in widgets, and layout control via a hand crafted theme options page. [Read more...]

WP-Vybe Theme by Solostream

WP-Vybe is the newest WordPress theme by Solostream’s Michael D. Pollock. It has been awhile since we have seen a new WordPress theme from Solostream and WP-Vybe theme for WordPress is the most advanced theme yet from this top notch designer. WP-Vybe includes the latest functionality available in WordPress version 2.6. You will also find an expansive control panel that makes it easy to change the many available options and colors. Did I mention the colors? The WP-Vybe theme includes 10 different color options with control panel setting for further customization.
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WordPress Theme Giveaway!

It’s a new year and time to start thinking about a WordPress  ”theme-lift” for your blog. There are hundreds of free WordPress themes but the best things in life are not always free!

Two of my favorite WordPress theme designers are part of a WordPress theme giveaway hosted by BloggingMix. Yes – you can win a theme created by Brian Gardner or R. Bhavesh.

The contest winners will be announced by BloggingMix on January 28, 2008. So get over to the BloggingMix contest and enter!

Here are the rules:

Since the giveaways are WordPress Themes, only bloggers using the WordPress platform are qualified to participate. To get a chance to win these fabulous Wordpress themes, all you have to do is:

  1. Make a short post about the giveaway so that others may know.
  2. Included in your post is a review of the WordPress theme that you want to win.
  3. Don’t forget to link to the contest page and the WordPress theme of your choice.
  4. Lastly, leave a comment at the contest page with a link to your review.

I want to win this feature-rich, fabulous looking Revolution Magazine theme by Brian Gardner.

Brian Gardner Revolution magazine theme

Revolution Magazine theme is very customizable and includes an enhanced featured video location on the theme. The front page features 3 columns, with the right-most column splitting into 2 columns on the lower part of the page. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I LOVE this style.

You can feature articles in the left column with larger photos, and other supporting articles in the center column with smaller photos. The right column has a spot for a video and other ad spaces with the usual archives and categories below in the 2 column area. Another nice touch are the text menus across the top, just below the header.

Brian also provides tutorials for his WordPress themes and answers all his emails.

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Overall, a great job! I really want the Revolution Magazine theme by Brian Gardner! By the way, my WordPress blog is now wearing Brian Gardner’s Silhouette WordPress Theme, 3 column. 

 Go now, and participate in the contest!

WordPress Ads Theme 2 and 3 Columns – Free

Wordpress Ads Theme 2 or 3 column

It’s hard to find good WordPress themes! So, I am happy to share this awesome find with you. The WordPress Ads theme is a 2 and 3 split column theme. The wider column sits on top of the 2 columns on the right side.

(The image pictured above cuts off the lower part where the column splits into 2 – you’ll have to visit the Demo page to see the whole page.)

I like the split column themes a lot. This one especially provides ease of use. In the WordPress widget area of the Admin panel, the Sidebar arrangement shows you the top, left, and right sidebars. No messing around with code in the .php files! Thank the author, Eric, for being considerate of bloggers in the creation of this Ads theme.

Now, the other feature I am quite fond of is the ad space in the header. Areas for Adsense ads are also built-in to the theme. Overall, the WordPress Ads theme is advertising ready!

The Ads theme for WordPress also provides you with the following WordPress plugins:

 I tried it out in another blog for a friend and it was easy to install. We have not finished customizing it and I will comment here when it’s done. 

Best of all, it’s free! Happy download!

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WP Premium WordPress Theme 2 and 3 Split Column

WP Premier Theme

The WP Premium theme is a split 3 column theme. In otherwords the right side column is one column on the top half and splits into two columns below. The theme is bundled with three colors: brown, black, and soft red. The soft red is pictured above. Changing the color scheme is as easy as opening the style.css and changing the color style name to the one you prefer. Instructions are in rthe eadme.txt file in the theme folder. The WP Premium theme contains separate css for layout and color. I like having separate css because looking through a huge list of styles is not my favorite task!

R. Bhavesh of WP Remix is the creator of this fabulous WordPress theme.

The WP Premier WordPress themes is full of cool features!

  • 3 color schemes
  • Separate css for layout and color.
  • Multiple Search option with Tabber Functionality
  • RSS e-mail subscription form
  • 2 and 3 Column sidebar
  • Three 100 x 100 pixel ad blocks in sidebar.
  • Easy Editable, Light weight, Strategic Code
  • SEO Optimized
  • W3C Valid
  • Table Less Coded
  • Optimized XHTML code
  • Short Hand CSS
  • FREE!

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I like the versatility of the split column. The theme does not limit you to a smaller column width for the length of the column, just the lower half.  I like the text menu buttons across the top, below the header. It’s a nice touch. 

The wider top part of the column is not in a widget so you’ll need to know how to make changes to the “Sidebar Featured” PHP file. If you do not know how to work in the PHP file, find a friend who can help.

I am not sure if I “love” the tabber functionality in the upper part of the column. The  Search, Categories, and Archives are part of the tab function. My philosophy is “out of sight, out of mind.” For example, will anyone bother to click on the tabs to view the Categories? Or does everything need to be neatly laid out in the column in plain sight?

Overall, the WP Premier is a nice-looking, feature filled WordPress theme that anyone should be proud to show off their blog!

Structure Magazine Style WordPress Theme – Tabbed Columns – Free

Structure WordPress Magazine Theme

Structure is a nice, clean looking WordPress theme using the up and coming news / magazine style create by Justin Tadlock (thank you!).  This magazine style WordPress theme uses content blocks that you can easily place anywhere on the page. There is also a spot for a video, which comes in handy.

This WordPress theme allows you to display feature articles, has feed integration, and flickr URL integration. It is customizable and uses widgets, making it easy to move stuff around.

You can choose from two different home page styles: the magazine style or the traditional blog style. Whichever you choose, the design is clean with nice colors that are easy on the eyes. 

Compatible with WordPress 2.3+.

I like this theme a lot which is why it’s included in this blog. The magazine style themes are a departure from the traditional looking blogs and add a nice creative element to a blog. I am not a big fan of the blog home page that goes on and on forever, I prefer to see snippets of various articles that I can choose from.

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Mimbo Magazine Style WordPress Theme, 2 Column – FREE

Mimbo magazine wordpress theme

Mimbo is a gorgeous, cool, well structured WordPress magazine theme with 2 columns.  The Mimbo magazine theme is the creation of Darren Hoyt, an extraordinary Web designer (thank you Darren for releasing this one!)Best of all, Darren is giving this sweet theme away for free. Mimbo is under the GNU/GPL license. While you can  do whatever you want with the theme — leaving the credit link in the footer or in the CSS is always appreciated by the creator.

You can find good instructions on the download page. If you are unsure about how to work with this template, Darren provides a forum devoted to his Mimbo theme where you can ask questions and actually get answers.

 All in all, Mimbo is a great base magazine template that you can customize to suit your blog.

If you install and use Mimbo, leave a comment here with your blog address!

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WordPress Magazine Theme 3 Column – WP Magazine Theme 1.0

WP Magazine Theme 3 column Solostream
If you are looking for a savvy WordPress Magazine Type Theme, then look no further. This WordPress 3 column magazine theme by Solostream is hot and widget ready. Best of all, the WP Magazine theme has banner ad blocks just waiting for you to profit from.The WP Magazine theme 1.0 is fixed-width, with multiple layout options and multiple features.

This theme is Widget-Ready, User-Friendly, and Optimized for WordPress Versions 2.2 and Above:

  • Five Different Home Page Layouts
  • Four Different Category/Archive Page Layouts
  • Home Page Featured Article Glider Box
  • Built-In Banner Ad Blocks
  • Built-In Site Guide in Right Sidebar
  • Customized Recent Comments in Sidebar With Gravatar Support
  • Author Bio Information and Gravatar Included on Single Post Pages
  • Alternating Color Comments With Gravatar Support
  • XHTML Valid

Created by Michael Pollock of SoloStream, this WordPress theme will cost you a few bucks, but it’s well worth it with all the bells and whistles. Michael also provides numerous WordPress how-to tutorials and videos. He has many WordPress themes available. Prices vary and he has discounts from to time.

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